You will require the written approval of the Building Surveyor if you are an owner or occupier of a residential lot or a commercial lot and you intend to erect or retain any barbed wire or other material with spiked or jagged protections.
You will require a licence if you intend to have and use an electric fence, or a razor wire fence, on a lot other than a rural lot.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
Rural and special rural lots do not require this permit.
To be eligible for a licence to have and use an electrified fence you must ensure that:
- Your lot does not abut a residential lot;
- The fence complies with Joint Australian New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 3016:1994; and
- The fence can be rendered inoperable during the hours of business operations, if any on the lot where it is erected.
To be eligible for a licence to have a fence constructed wholly or party of razor wire you must ensure that:
- Your fence is not within 3m of the boundary of the lot; and
- Any razor wire used is between 2000mm and 2400mm above the ground level.
As indicated on the permit.
Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.
Application for a Permit to Erect an Electrified, Barbed Wire or Razor Wire Fence - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.
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